| Mar 22, 2015
| 11:49 AM
More than two months after taking the reins of one of the nation's most immigrant-friendly states, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has offered mixed signals about his stance on immigration.
He's publicly backed "comprehensive reform" and tells stories of...
| Mar 21, 2015
| 2:02 PM
Putting election-year hostilities behind them, gay rights advocates said they emerged from a meeting with Gov. Bruce Rauner with a pledge the Republican will strictly enforce anti-discrimination laws and hope that he'll also support their top...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 5:36 AM
In a sign of demographic and political shifts that have swept Chicago, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia brought his mayoral campaign the other day to a steel plant in Bridgeport, the ancestral home of the Daley clan and once ground zero for the clout of white ethnics....
| Mar 19, 2015
| 7:53 PM
A medical marijuana license will remain in limbo, while lawyers will get their first look at some of Illinois' secret applications to grow the drug, after two court rulings Thursday.
The Illinois Appellate Court and Cook County Circuit Court both...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 8:57 AM
Illinois' 17 year olds want freedom more than any other group of people under the age of retirement — and they are back in Springfield, demanding more.
And, with statistics that show what that voting block has been up to, legislators are...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 6:11 PM
A Cook County judge is expected to rule Thursday afternoon on whether to dissolve or extend a court order that blocked the state from issuing a permit to a medical marijuana company's operation in Kankakee.
Judge Kathleen Kennedy listened to two hours...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 7:46 AM
A union lobbyist who qualified for a teacher pension windfall by subbing at a school for one day is now suing a state retirement board because his benefits were scaled back once his sweet deal was exposed.
Retired Illinois Federation of Teachers...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 12:06 PM
Plans for a new 31-acre park near the southeast corner of Airport and Weber roads in Romeoville is one of many such statewide projects that has been put on hold after Gov. Bruce Rauner moved to freeze state grants.
Romeoville announced in January that...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 5:02 PM
South Elgin has wanted to revamp a park near the Fox River since 2011. Word that it would receive a $400,000 state grant to help with the $1.1 million price tag led to breaking ground on the project in September.
The Des Plaines Park District was told...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 9:47 PM
A would-be medical marijuana grower has filed suit against Illinois regulators and a competitor, charging that the state failed to follow its own rules in awarding a license to grow the drug.
This is at least the third such lawsuit challenging the...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 2:51 PM
Forget the measles outbreak. A more devastating medical condition is winding its way through the Capitol in Springfield. It's called amnesia.
The symptoms began to manifest last week when Senate Democrats advanced legislation to pay for a child care...